Weight Tare Warnings
13 Apr 2016
- The wind blowing against the Graingage can cause up to .5 lb of error, depending on speed and direction.
- GrainGage not having or improperly installed wind guards.
- Tare Warning level set to low or to zero.
- We recommend that the retare threshold be set no lower than .25 lb. Most systems are set at .5 lb. This will ensure that you do not receive a false tare error.
- Install windsceen.
The tare check reading is worst case scenario and it should not be assumed that the tare error is the same as the systems recorded plot weight error.
High Capacity GrainGage
The HCGG does what is called a quarter tare check between every plot. This means that the system only uses ¼ of the weigh time to check tare between each plot. We only use ¼ of the time so that it will cycle faster and not slow your plot to plot speed.
Since we are doing a ¼ tare check, you will see up to + .2 lb drift in tare with all HCGG's. Most, if not all HCGG's will not hold a tare check within .1 lb with an empty bucket.
When there is weight in the bucket while we are using the full duration of the weigh time when taking plot weight, you will see increased accuracy with the recorded plot weight.